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Mon Mar 23

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:00 PM

Re: Semi-OT: Kinda cool

If the yield were to become negative, converting all that money to cash and storing in a vault is obviously not an option.

Why? A T-bill is a piece of paper. A $100 bill is a piece of paper. A $100 bill is, essentially, a bearer bond [more]

Fri Mar 20

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:20 PM

Re: Semi-OT: Kinda cool

Here is the German bond yield curve. The entire front part of the curve is now trading below the X-axis!

Why would anyone buy a bond that yielded negative interest? Why not just hold cash, and by cash I mean stacks of Euros in a [more]

Mon Mar 16

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:03 PM

Re: OT. Global Warming

A serious likelihood that we'd be extinct with 7 degrees cooler or 7 degrees warmer.

That seems wildly unlikely to me. There are plenty of places that would be improved for humans by 7 degrees warmer, and plenty of places that would [more]

Thu Mar 12

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 9:08 PM

Re: Partial week...

shall pay $10,000 on the first day the contract is breached, and an additional $10,000 on every following Sunday that the contract remains in breach.

Unless your week starts on Monday, in which case substitute Monday for Sunday.

Wed Mar 11

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 8:44 AM

Re: Partial week...

shall pay $10,000 when the contract is breached and an additional $10,000 for every days that the contract remains in breach.

Mon Mar 9

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 6:39 PM

Re: How to pronounce Israel

I've never particularly noticed other Israelis I know pronouncing it as two syllables. From here: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Israel#Pronunciation we clearly hear three syllables.

Sun Mar 8

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RaplhCramden replied to the Apple board. 2:24 PM

Re: Gruber speculates about the Apple Watch

My son has warned me that I will need to learn the functionality of the IPhone. Does anyone know how big of an issue that may be?

I switched from Android to Apple about a year ago. You will miss the "back" button and [more]

Fri Feb 27

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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 2:37 PM

Re: An Open Letter

I'll think about your message when I watch the sun set over the Pacific. Especially if I need to get a sweater, but I don't think I will.

R:)
Sandy Eggo

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:14 PM

Re: CBI!!

Given how well CBI has worked out for me (and apparently others here), maybe I should start following them to look for good opportunities for long positions once their short-attack plays out :)

I, on the other hand, have recovered in [more]

Tue Feb 17

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RaplhCramden replied to the Apple board. 5:35 PM

Re: iCar speculation summary article

"X will do why in 18 months"

God I hate the technologically-backwards-crap of the Motley Fool.

Should have been "X will do Y in 18 months." On any other site I would have fixed it with a quick edit [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Apple board. 5:32 PM

Re: iCar speculation summary article

I submit that all previous car rumors are eclipsed by this one:

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Wed Feb 11

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:35 PM

Re: update by/on <i>GHU</i>

Between cloud memory and competition from phones which do take memory cards, I don't see their prices as sustainable.

Whenever somebody tells me something which is raking in gigantic ugly piles of money is not sustainable, I always [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:04 AM

Re: update by/on <i>GHU</i>

this morning I sold enough BRKB to buy 1000 AAPL.

I bought 200 AAPL a few days after their last quarterly report. I've been discussing it extensively with a friend who retired from AAPL a few years ago on his AAPL winnings. The [more]

Tue Feb 10

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RaplhCramden replied to the Apple board. 11:14 AM

Re: Remember the iPod?

Took a look. Two things struck me:

1) October 2001? The iPod came out right after 9/11? Didn't remember that at all.
2) Itunes was not on windows when the iPod came out? I bought the original iPod but months after it came out and iTunes [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Apple board. 10:48 AM

Re: Apple Breaking The Law

I predict all of these laws will catch up with Apple long before the sun expands and consumes the earth. Heck, let me narrow it down. Long before humans become extinct.

R:

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:44 AM

Re: train safety

It is fun reading a thread where people argue over the technical difficulties of, essentially, setting up a traffic light at an intersection when one of the roads is a railroad.

And as part of the discussion talk about the inability of [more]

Mon Feb 9

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:56 AM

Re: train safety

But is it not also stupid to back up traffic for many minutes at a time with no track crossing the crossing?

Of course that should be with no train crossing the crossing.

Of all the cruft that TMF has added based on [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:53 AM

Re: Buffett Looking worried

Could someone advise me what this is about? I'm too lazy to wade through the endless TMF prompts to find out...

It is about TMF stealing Buffett's image to advertise their stuff. I don't know if Buffett could stop it with law suits, [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:45 AM

Re: train safety

But driver impatience and stupidity are hard to cover completely. Overpasses or underpasses are still the best solution.

San Diego with its steep hills and oceans has a few "choke points." One such is a location where I-5 [more]

Fri Feb 6

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:23 AM

Re: OT: my daily bread

The etymology of entymology (well, entomology) is from the Greek for bug. Perhaps Ralph is the flea on the dog?

Woof! I'm the whole flea circus!

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